Janet A Wilson


  • We required Egyptian number plates. We needed 54 documents to obtain permission to bring the vehicle into Egypt.
  • Aswan is a pretty fishing village and a popular tourist town.
  • We are finally safely in Egypt after a gruelling drive across the Sahara.
  • The Old Cataract Hotel, where Agatha Christie stayed while writing Death on the Nile.
  • We also saw Abu Simbel from the barge when we arrived in Egypt. From there we turned north and headed towards Cairo.
  • Signpost with mileage to next town.
  • The White Desert National Park, which apparently, is riddled with WW2 landmines.
  • Driving into the White Desert National Park. It’s a fantastic place.
  • Camping beside eroded chalk and limestone rocks.
  • Sunset over the landscape.
  • Arriving in Cairo, a bustling, noisy city.
  • Cairo has a population of over 9.5 million people.
  • Under the Suez Canal, we head towards the Sinai Desert.
  • Watching tankers and cargo ships sailing through the Suez Canal.
  • Tourists and locals windsurfing in the Red Sea.
  • A little girl collecting seashells.
  • Heading towards Israel so we can ship our Land Cruiser back to South Africa.
  • Exhaustion, but despite our miserable faces, we’d never been more content and happier in our lives and marriage.